Johnny Coca arrived at Mulberry on the 8th of July to take on the Creative Direction of the brand.
Mulberry CEO Thierry Andretta previously worked with Johnny at the LVMH group and commented: “It is such a pleasure to welcome one of the most talented designers in the industry to Mulberry and it will be exciting to watch the brand develop under Johnny’s creative leadership.”
Johnny Coca said: “I am so happy to finally start my journey at Mulberry and it is with great enthusiasm that I embrace my new role as Creative Director. I am thrilled to share my vision with the creative teams in London but it is also crucial for me to spend as much time as possible at The Rookery and at The Willows, our factories in Somerset, as they are the heart of our brand, and craftsmanship is the soul of our products. It is truly an honour to work with the team to start a new chapter of the Mulberry story.”
Johnny will lead Mulberry’s design team on Women’s and Men’s Leather Accessories, Shoes, Ready to Wear and Soft Accessories, as well as oversee all creative aspects of the brand’s image.
Johnny Coca was born in Seville to Spanish parents and later moved to Paris, where he studied Art, Architecture and Design at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Malaquais and École Boulle in Paris respectively.
Johnny began his career with the LVMH group and continued with a long and successful appointment at Céline. Johnny is attracted by the creativity and cosmopolitan energy of London. He has tutored on a BA course at Central Saint Martins for the past three years.
Johnny has always been fascinated by maths, physics and engineering and simultaneously developed a passion for architecture, design and the visual arts. He speaks four languages including Italian and French.